THE ongoing ‘Future Meet Ups’ (FMU) is part of DST’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, ‘Future Series’, which is an initiative to create platforms to nurture promising Bruneian ICT talents through investing in the individuals to generate business opportunities aimed to drive innovation and creativity in Brunei.
At ‘Future Meet Ups’, participants can connect and network with other participants, brainstorm together and share ideas as well as download information and learn from the session. Held at the DST Headquarters, FMU’s current edition highlights the simple step-by-step guide to mobile application development by ANAK IT Brunei.
Representing ANAK IT Brunei, an open, non-profit centre founded in 2010 to share skills, knowledge and experience in the IT field, was Mohd Zulfadly bin Haji Ismail. He enlightened 35 individuals that included students from several higher institutions under the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE), DST staff and also members of the public.
Hjh Safrina binti Pehin Dato Hj Abd Rahman, DST Manager of Group Corporate Communications, shared her views regarding this week’s FMU, “The knowledge of inventing and developing mobile applications can be learnt and acquired online as the power of technology is in an advancing stage. However, individuals would require further guidance and hands on practical sessions in developing such applications. This session is also catered for individuals who are without any IT or programming background. In this step-by-step session, they would be able to design, create and develop their own mobile app.”
“The utilisation of mobile apps plays a significant role in everyday life, which leads to the evolution of mobile apps. By having this session, participants would be able to develop their own apps for any purpose, such as for business start-ups, for innovation or for the students to utilise in the future for their education needs,” Hjh Safrina added.
The session commenced with an introduction of Logic Programming which explains the logic flow of how to develop an app followed by a variable assignment which is fundamental to program development and several other components that are required to develop a fully-functioning app. In the afternoon session, participants were guided on the practical techniques on how to create an app.
“We would be able to assist the students in the expansion of their creativity, and share and exchange ideas at the same time to develop real-time apps that can be shared among other people, provided they have the link to the app,” evoked Md Zulfadly during the meet up.